Adhd symptoms and diagnosis

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6726276 tn?1421126668 It helps channel the ADHD and avoid BPD and/or psychosis. For me, it is all bipolar, treatment is the same for me, no matter what I call each mood.
Avatar m tn I feel like his doctors are forcing his pathology into a diagnosis that they understand and can treat according to some predetermined format. It's not working. I am looking for some kind of residential facility that could observe him over a period of time and offer recommendations that would actually serve my boy rather than some protocol that serves some majority. I have resources, and I'm just not getting any guidance that's worthwhile.
Avatar m tn I have ADHD and I noticed that when I get hungry I get way more hyper. At first I thought it was just because the medication (Causes loss of appetite) was wearing off, but it is more than just that. After I eat I calm down a lot so it is not just the medication wearing off; it also happens in the morning when I'm hungry before I take the medication and after I have food I also calm down a lot. Are there any studies that link hunger to hyper activity, in the average person?
Avatar f tn When I was in college I use to babysit for two brothers 6 and 8. One with ADHD one not. The younger had it and trying to have a discussion with him was like talking to someone who didn't speak English. I can only imagine that an ADD with an auditory processing problem would be incomprehnsible at times. I can only imagine be a mother and watching your son struggle with some of these symptoms must be really difficult.
Avatar n tn Second, arrange a second opinion about his neurointegrative/mental health status. He may display a mood disorder alongside the ADHD, and the ADHD may not be adequately addressed at this point. If he has not been evaluated through his school system, please arrange that as well (in fact, the school may well conduct an OT evaluation as part of the process).
Avatar f tn I already been recently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, ADHD in pasy and rynueds stage1, I can’t seem to find answer in these diagnosis in the symptoms for this diagnosis.
Avatar n tn his teacher has said that he is the brightest boy in the class but finds it hard to pay attention and fidgets all the time, he shouts out alot and when he is at home he never listens to a word i say when i ask him to behave. he runs and jumps about and never walks and talks constantly i have to ask him repeatedly every time i want him to do something. do you think this is adhd?
Avatar m tn Researchers looked at the urine concentration of organophosphates — one of the most common types of pesticides — in 1,139 children ages 8 to 15 and compared levels between those children with and without ADHD. They found that children with higher levels of the pesticide in their urine had a higher risk of having an ADHD. What sets this study apart is that it was the first study to look at average levels of organophosphates and ADHD.
Avatar n tn s are going on are seeing him for 30 mins no testing was done and I talk to his teacher on a regular basis and she ensures me that he is a good typical 5 year old in class, but when he gets home he is completely out of control he hits his syblings and he father and I he threaten harm on hiself and others and also cusses like crazy every word not every other word but if his father and were not around he acts fine with his grandparents and others so I guess i was hoping I could get some insite as
Avatar f tn s doctor put my son on a diet that relates to ADHD, dairy free, gluten free and no chocolate. My son has no formal diagnosis as far as ADHD and has been completely ruled out for Autism. The diet is expensive and I'm having a hard time taking things from my son he loves with no diagnosis and to top that all off there doesn't seem to be any behavioral effects. What sort of science is this special diet based on?
Avatar m tn I feel like his doctors are forcing his pathology into a diagnosis that they understand and can treat according to some predetermined format. It's not working. I am looking for some kind of residential facility that could observe him over a period of time and offer recommendations that would actually serve my boy rather than some protocol that serves some majority. I have resources, and I'm just not getting any guidance that's worthwhile.
Avatar n tn one of her sons was thought to have ADHD and the other had seizures at a young age (2 - 4 yoa). The paternal grandmother has Parkinson's, which is progressing. The paternal grandfather is a neurologist (so I can't ask him). My sister's first child was found to have had petite mal seizures in early childhood, and was put on phenobarbitol, but no longer exhibits symptoms and was removed from the meds. My son is on meds, which are Paxil and Clonidine.
Avatar n tn If your child has seizures and ADHD, you can expect associated cognitive interferences to show up on standardized tests, and in the classroom. These can be managed with a combination of medication and educational intervention. The right educational programming is critical, and if you can afford private tutoring, you should institute it right away. Go to Wrightslaw.com for information related to special education and the educational rights of your special needs child. Knowledge is power.
1211960 tn?1272974502 Type 6 -- The Ring of Fire. Cross between ADHD and bipolar disorder. Characterized by moodiness, aggressiveness, and anger. Anticonvulsants or newer antipsychotic medications tend to work better than stimulants. Now I am starting to doubt my diagnosis of bipolar. What if I just have Ring of Fire ADHD? I guess part of me hopes that I don't have bipolar disorder. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Avatar n tn some family practice or internal med doctors will diagnose and/or treat adults but some may tend to stay away because of the subjective nature of the diagnosis and the kinds of meds used to manage symptoms. they don't want to mess around with drug seekers.
1327979 tn?1275235527 I've been told that I should get tested for ADD/ADHD a few times, and even my parents have suggested that I may have it, but they won't take me to a psychiatrist to be tested or diagnosed because of previous bad experiences they had when they took my older brother to one... Is there any way to diagnose with a reasonable amount of accuracy whether or not I have ADD without seeing a psychiatrist?
Avatar f tn Ritalin (methylphenidate) is prescribed a lot for children who are overactive, hyper, or very unfocused a.k.a. ADHD and or ADD; this information is from various news and health articles. There are recent studies that indicate that some behavior modification can be achieved through proper diet and sleep, but that is something your doctor should address. Obviously, if a teacher is recommending medication, it's b/c of their observations of the child's behavior.
Avatar m tn I feel like his doctors are forcing his pathology into a diagnosis that they understand and can treat according to some predetermined format. It's not working. I am looking for some kind of residential facility that could observe him over a period of time and offer recommendations that would actually serve my boy rather than some protocol that serves some majority. I have resources, and I'm just not getting any guidance that's worthwhile.
Avatar n tn wen i was a small child, i was diagnosed with add/adhd/odd but with doctors attentoin im a completely normal person and im about to start uni. im now 18, have managed a resturant ect.
Avatar n tn In my state, physicians rarely prescribe add/adhd medication or even make the diagnosis of add/adhd before the age of 6 at the earliest. There is so much variability before that age that acurately diagnosing a child is quite difficult. And if you have the time, please google sensory integration disorder. It can look very similar to add/adhd. Kids with sensory issues are often miscategorized as add/adhd.
757137 tn?1347196453 Stimulant medication does improve improve attention and positively affect school performance and self-esteem. but children with ADHD are usually seen by pediatricians who focus on symptoms and medications for 30 minutes every three months. Significant life events may not be addressed and medication may be prescribed based on a visit with only one parent, with no opportunity to explore the parents's relationship with each other.
Avatar f tn Psychiatrist are most knowlegable with these types of medications and what will work best for you. Who diagnosed you with ADD/ADHD and how long ago? Anxiety alone can cause concentration problems so I'm just trying to figure out what is going on. But regardless, you should call your doctor and discuss this with him. He needs to know if the medication isn't working for you. If you could tell us what medications you're on, along with any other symptoms it would help...okay?
202436 tn?1326474333 The Boyfriend's nephew has ADHD and his mom recently started the Feingold diet. She's very strict about it and everyone in the family says that they've noticed a great improvement and it's only been 2 weeks. Yesterday, they went to Five Guys, which is an approved Feingold diet fast-food chain, but they won't be going back. They noticed a bit of the ADHD symptoms creeping back in. How is it working for you?
Avatar n tn s first child was found to have had petite mal seizures in early childhood, and was put on phenobarbitol, but no longer exhibits symptoms and was removed from the meds. : : My son is on meds, which are Paxil and Clonidine. We tried Dextrostat and Cylert without positive results, and Tenex failed after 2 months. The pediatrician was reluctant to treat or diagnose BP in him, and had continued to search for an answer, thus the mention of Dr. Amen.
689528 tn?1364135841 Well, there is a strong genetic component to ADHD. And ya, it is a pain to get the diagnosis. However, how you discipline a child differs greatly for a child who has ADHD and can't control himself compared to a child who has a better ability to have self control. Here are a few links that may help. This one is about telling the difference between a normal, antsy 4-year-old and one who is hyperactive. http://www.livescience.com/22362-adhd-symptoms-guide.
Avatar f tn I would talk to the doctor who gave the original diagnosis and ask for further testing and observation.